Safety Escorts
(949) 824-SAFE

CSO Safety Escort program is a free service to members of the community. The objective of the program is to provide a safe alternative to walking alone at night.

CSO's are equipped with radios that allow them to keep in constant contact with the Police.

When requesting an escort, please provide the dispatcher with the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your location
  • A phone # where you can be reached
  • Your destination

A uniformed CSO will then meet you and escort you to your destination. The Safety Escort Program is not a taxi service, it is meant to provide a safe alternative to walking alone at night.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the hours of operation?

7 Days a week

Winter Hours - 6:00pm to 1:00am
Spring/Summer Hours - 7:00pm to 1:00am


Will it cost anything?

No. Escorts are free of charge.


To what locations do you escort?

We will escort you to or from the following locations:

  • Main Campus
  • All campus housing areas
    • Middle Earth
    • Mesa Court
    • Arroyo Vista
    • Campus Village
    • Palo Verde
    • Verano Place
    • Vista Del Campo
    • University Hills
  • North campus
  • University Town Center Apartments
    • Stanford Court
    • Harvard Court
    • Dartmouth Court
    • Cornell Court
    • Berkeley Court
    • Columbia Court
    • Ambrose Court

How long will I have to wait?

Wait time will vary, depending on the number of requests per evening. Our goal is to keep each wait under 10 minutes. It is recommended that you wait inside a building or in a well-lit location. Never wait in a dark or unpopulated area.


What mode of transportation will be used?

Primary escorts will be conducted by foot. At times, you may be escorted in an electric cart or a departmental vehicle. At no time is a vehicle escort guaranteed.

Our staff is available to give an overview of the Safety Escort Program to your organization. If you have questions about this service, or would like to request pamphlets or business cards, please contact Cindy Ceron at cceron@uci.edu or (949) 824-7369.